Brunei Minister Signs Charlie Hebdo Condolence Book
|Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade II Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Setia Lim Jock Seng signs a condolence book for victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris. BT/Quratul-Ain Bandial|
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Friday, January 16, 2015
MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and Trade II Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Setia Lim Jock Seng yesterday signed a condolence book at the French Embassy in honour of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris.
In his written message, Pehin Dato Lim expressed sympathies on behalf of the government of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam towards the victims’ families as well as to the people and government of France.
Several government officials and members of the diplomatic community in Brunei have already signed the book, which will be open for signing until the end of the week.
Two masked gunmen stormed the Paris headquarters of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on January 7, killing 12 people. A related shooting and hostage crisis took place at a kosher supermarket in Paris just two days later, killing four more.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility for the massacre, citing the magazine’s depictions of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as the reason for the attack.
The Brunei Times